Variation and Bias across Residential Building Energy Assessments
The release of CO2 through energy production is acknowledged as a key factor in climate change and 40% of energy consumption within Europe is associated with buildings. Energy assessments and the subsequent building refurbishments are proposed as a significant tool to reduce energy consumption and CO2 production. Despite standardisation of energy assessment metrics across Europe there is still significant variation in the way assessments of buildings are carried out. This research aims to identify what, if any, variation in markets, user behaviours and social policies can be attributed to variation in the method used to calculate energy use and CO2 production associated with buildings.
Dr David Jenkins and Professor Phil Banfill.